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Low Street, Wicklewood, Wymondham, NR18

Guide price £1,100,000

5 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: NOR180183

The Old Hall is a beautifully presented 5-bedroom Grade II* listed Jacobean equestrian property situated in the sought-after village of Wicklewood. The property features a wealth of architectural period detailing, offering annexe potential and standing in landscaped gardens and grounds of approx. 8.0 8acres (stms) with converted and unconverted barns and outbuildings, stabling and paddocks and spectacular far-reaching views over undulating countryside.


The Old Hall is a beautifully presented 5-bedroom Grade II* listed Jacobean property situated in the sought-after village of Wicklewood. The property features a wealth of architectural period detailing, offering annexe potential and standing in landscaped gardens and grounds of approx. 8.08acres (stms) with converted and unconverted barns and outbuildings, stabling and paddocks and spectacular far-reaching views over undulating countryside. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Reception hall - Sitting room - Dining room - Family room - Bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with Aga - Entrance hall - Boot room/larder - Cloakroom - Utility room - Shower room - Bedroom 2 __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom - 3 further bedrooms - Family bathroom - Separate WC __________ OUTSIDE - Landscaped gardens with terrace & pond - Outbuildings - Cart shed - Ample off-road parking - Cellar - Spectacular countryside views - Gardens & grounds in all approx. 8.084 acres (stms) __________ EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES - 4 stable boxes - Foaling box - Tack room - 3 paddocks __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Wymondham 2.7 miles - A11 trunk road 3.7 miles - A47 trunk road 6.6 miles - N & N Hospital 9.3 miles - University of East Anglia 9.3 miles - Norwich 12 miles __________ SITUATION The Old Hall is situated within the sought-after village of Wicklewood which has a church, public house and a thriving primary school with an Ofsted outstanding rating (OFSTED 2015). Just under 3 miles to the east is the market town of Wymondham which is an attractive and very old town with a Friday market which was granted rights by Henry I and has been in existence ever since. The town has a good range of local facilities and shops including an edge of town Waitrose store, Morrisons, a leisure centre, and Ofsted outstanding state secondary schooling at Wymondham College (OFSTED 2019), which is 3.3 miles from the property. Wymondham High Academy is 2.9 miles away and is also highly regarded (OFSTED: GOOD 2017). Wymondham has an Abbey dating from 1107 and there is access to the A11. The town also has a local railway station with frequent services to London Kings Cross via Cambridge, and also to Norwich. The house is well placed for easy access to the west via the A47 and Cambridge via the A11 and is within a 20-minute drive to the county's main hospital on the outskirts of Norwich. About 12 miles to the northeast is the University and Cathedral City of Norwich which has a vibrant business community and is recognised as the regional centre for shopping, cultural and leisure facilities. There is also an extensive range of cafes, restaurants, bars and the newly refurbished Theatre Royal and in addition the historic Cathedral Close which stand on the edge of the River Wensum. There is mainline railway connection to London terminals at Liverpool Street and Kings Cross St. Pancras Eurostar International, and to the north of the city, Norwich International Airport. The Brecks and the Norfolk Broads together with the renowned coastline are all within easy driving distance. There are a number of golf courses and other leisure facilities in the area. __________ DESCRIPTION The Old Hall is a country house referred to in Nikolaus Pevsner's ''Buildings of England'. The property features architectural period detailing, including exposed timber beams on the walls and ceilings, feature fireplaces, pantiled flooring, leaded windows and exposed brickwork. The rooms are elegant and there is good natural light throughout. As is traditional with Jacobean architecture, the grand reception hall sits perpendicular to the entrance of the property, and features tiled flooring, dark wood panelling and dark wood staircase, rising to the first-floor accommodation. To the right of the reception hall is the elegant sitting room, featuring a large brick fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed timber beams and the benefit of a double aspect. There is a narrow, recessed space to the left of the fireplace with narrow door opening through to the formal dining room. The family room is a beautiful living space, teeming with original features, including exposed beams and brickwork and lovely inglenook fireplace. The double aspect kitchen/breakfast room has a vaulted and beamed ceiling, and offers a wonderfully spacious living space, ideal for easy entertaining with French doors opening out to the terrace. The kitchen is bespoke; designed and handcrafted by Earsham Hall Kitchens and Interiors and featuring a range of built-in wooden cabinets with granite worktops, electric Aga, and integrated refrigerator and dishwasher. There is ample space for a large dining table and the built-in oak window seats provide a great position for enjoying the vista over the rear garden and the countryside views beyond. The property's main entrance hall leads through to the kitchen and has the boot room/larder off to the left. To the right of the entrance hall is a passage, leading to accommodation that could serve extremely well as a self-contained annexe. Presently, there is a cloakroom with W.C. and wash hand basin, to which there is an adjoining utility room, with sink, storage cupboard and ample space for freestanding appliances. There is a well-appointed shower room with a lovely spacious walk-in shower, wash hand basin, W.C. and heated towel rail. At the far end of the passage there is an airing cupboard with pressurised Megaflo hot water system, and opposite there is the entrance to a large dual aspect bedroom, featuring exposed beams and door out to the rear terrace. The first-floor galleried landing benefits from dual aspect views and exposed timber beams, although it should be noted that there is some restricted head height. The airing cupboard is situated on the landing. The spacious main bedroom sits to the rear of the property, enjoying beautiful views over the rear garden and the far-reaching countryside views. There are three further bedrooms, one of which is utilised as an office and has a built-in wardrobe, and another that serves well as a dressing room. Bedroom 3 features an original fireplace, exposed timber beams and built-in wardrobe, and enjoys a view over the front of the property. The family bathroom offers a bath and wash hand basin, and there is a separate room with WC and a further wash hand basin. __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND Grade II* listed, number: 1373072 first listed in 1983. The following text has been taken directly from the Historic England website: National Grid Reference: TG 07932 02899 TG 00 SE WICKLEWOOD LOW STREET 6/90 The Old Hall. II* Former Lobby-Entrance type-farmhouse. Circa 1600 with early C18 additions. Rendered and underbuilt timber frame of 3 bays - possibly more originally. Brick wings with vitrified headers to front and rear. Pantiled roofs. 2 storeys with attic. C20 casement fenestration with leaded diamond panes. Segmental arched heads in extensions. Off-centre axial stack with 4 angled shafts in line. Single decorative lozenge to either side of chimney base and brick boules within lozenges and at shaft interstices. Extensions with fine curved gables, moulded brick gable corbels and gable-end stacks. Jowled wall posts, a roll-moulded spine beam and a 4-centred ovolo and ogee moulded stone fireplace. __________ OUTSIDE The property is approached down a quiet country lane and is set well back from the road. There is also a shared access down the neighbouring private loke, which extends to the first paddock. This can be referenced on the land registry plan, which we can make available to you. A gravelled driveway leads off the country lane, down to the property, and providing ample space for turning and parking. To the left of the driveway there is a 2-bay cart shed and barns that would accommodate additional vehicles if desired. One of the barns is presently used as a workshop and storage space, and another has been previously converted to create an office/studio/gym. To the left of the driveway there is an area of lawn with orchard and kitchen garden. To the right-hand side of the property there is a gated hardstanding area, that would accommodate several vehicles. To the rear of the property there is a paved terrace, accessed directly from the kitchen. The rear garden has been beautifully landscaped, and incorporates trees, mature hedging and planted beds. The large central pond is fenced and gated and is a great attraction to ducks and other wildlife. __________ EQUINE FACILITIES The property also includes equine facilities and paddocks. The stabling facilities include 4 stable boxes, a foaling box and a tack room. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: F __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage. __________ AGENTS NOTE There is a large pond in the rear garden, which is fenced, but please be extra vigilant if you are visiting the property with small children. __________ DIRECTIONS From the A11 heading south from Norwich, turn off for Wymondham. Go under the A11 and at the roundabout (by the Police Headquarters) take the third exit. Go past Waitrose on the left and straight over the next roundabout into Tuttles Lane East (B1135). Follow this road to the next ''T' junction and turn right. Go over the humpback bridge and continue to stay on the B1135, signposted to Dereham and Kimberley. Continue for approximately 0.8 miles, and then turn left into Low Street. After approximately 0.4 miles, the property will be situated on the right. __________ IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us. 2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on. 3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale. 4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained. 5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property. 6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller. 7. Note to potential purchasers who intend to view the property; we would politely ask you discuss with our staff the reason for the property coming onto the market and if there is any point of particular importance to you, before you make arrangements to visit or plan a viewing appointment. 8. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED June 2021